BMB would like to welcome Craig Douglas, an avid blogger and writer! We wish him the best in his endeavors and look forward to hearing more of his awesomeness!
I’m Craig, I’m a typical middle aged bloke who has the mental age of a nine year old. I’m also a father of two monsters and husband to a tyrant. I’ve never been free – I’ve always been chained to something, the British Army was one such entity and it threw me around places at its MOD’s disposal. Since leaving the Army I’ve been a slave to the wife and incarcerated into marriage servitude.
Nah, it’s not that bad. I run a website called www.gritfiction.com, it focuses on non-fiction and fiction. I enjoy writing short stories and flash fiction. I didn’t think I’d write about the stuff I write about as a child. I had my head stuck in all those fantasy books and Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings. I was in to Dungeons and Dragons and the Warhammer 40k tabletop wargames. I wanted to write about Wizards and Dragons and Warriors with double bladed axes. But alas, it was not to be. I found normal life more fantastical and horrifying than any of those Role Playing Games.
My work is influenced by the people I worked with in the British Army and the dangerous places I went to during my 22 years there. I conjure up experiences from my past; my failed relationships; my successful relationship with alcohol and its doom when I married.